Speculative Fiction

Since 1992, Tom Rodgers wrote screenplays and treatments for science-fiction films, while also working full time as an engineering consultant. After retiring from NASA and spending some time in endurance racing, he decided to devote his efforts to writing literary speculative fiction for a mass audience. He graduated from the ClarionWest Writer's Workshop in 2009, working with some of the best writer-instructors and new writers in science-fiction and fantasy in the oldest and most revered workshop for speculative fiction.

In 2014 he began producing, shooting, and editing films and videos for sports and narrative projects, including his own work and adaptations.

The following storylines are in production:

Darwin's Children (series pilot and bible): Series Developer and Showrunner of TV series based on a NYT bestselling novels DARWIN'S RADIO and DARWIN'S CHILDREN by Greg Bear. Currently in pre-production with Vince Gerardis, Executive producer of GAME OF THRONES and winner of two Emmy awards.

Interplanetary Triathlon (short story appearing in the July/August 2010 issue of Inside Triathlon magazine and the anthology With Love from Planet Texas, and Aliens in 2016). Currently under submission as film treatment with working title, THE RACE TO MARS, with Wanda Group (owns Legendary Pictures, AMC movie theater chain, and the Ironman Triathlon series). Classic Space Opera combines with Competitive Sports Drama for the Ultimate Ride!

The Times that Try Men's Souls (short story under submission). Engineers create an entanglement imaging device that can see consciousness leave the body at death. Doctors use the imaging to bring back the consciousness back into the body. Think of cardiac shock paddles reviving the heart, but done with the brain consciousness for hours after so-called "death."

Zero Point (novella, feature film treatment). Anti-gravity, Nazi scientists secretly moved to Britain and America, the Stealth Fighter/Bombers, Torsion Fields, and Unlimited Energy.

Entanglement (novella, series pilot treatment). Quantum Entanglement computing stolen by off-the-books CIA team to fight terrorism.

Who's Afraid of Virginia Werewolf? (play adaptation, short novel). What if Elizabeth Taylor's dark secret was supernatural?

BioWar One (remake of original 1992 screenplay). Optioned in 1992, renewed in 1995, but production never completed. A little like OUTBREAK, but with better writing. A little like CONTAGION, but we kill billions instead of thousands.